Christina Loraine, Chicago Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement b. 1981. Christina Loraine is originally from west-central Illinois. She is a self taught artist who formally studied Philosophy at Western Illinois University. She moved to Atlanta for a change of pace and spent seven years there. Always internally compelled to create, Christina has been focused on her growth as an artist since 2006. In 2009 she became a mother to son, Holden. In April 2010 Christina and her family relocated to Illinois for her husband's job; it seems the Midwest needed her home again. She now lives, paints, and loves life in the Chicagoland area.